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Cedar Hill water tower
Cedar Hill water tower

Cedar Hill is a city located sixteen miles from downtown Dallas in the southwest corner of Dallas County in Texas and adjoined by Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park to its west. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 367 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this picture on January 27, 2007. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 367 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this picture on January 27, 2007. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Joe Pool Lake is a freshwater impoundment located in the south part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (at 32°38 N, 97°00 W). ... Cedar Hill State Park 1570 F.M. 1382 Cedar Hill TX 75104 972-291-3900 Texas Parks & Wildlife - Cedar Hill State Park Categories: | ...


Early in its history, Cedar Hill served as the temporary capital of Dallas County and lay along a branch of the Chisholm Trail. In 1856 a tornado swept through the town killing nine people and destroying most of its buildings. The seat of the county was moved to Dallas not long after. The Chisholm Trail was a route used in the late 19th century in the Western United States for cattle drives, the movement of cattle overland. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Cedar Hill is part of the Best Southwest area, which includes Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Lancaster. The Best Southwest is a term commonly applied to four Dallas suburbs – Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Lancaster – in southwestern Dallas County, Texas (USA). ... Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Mayor Michael Hurtt [1] Area    - City 21. ... Duncanville is a city in Dallas County, Texas (USA). ... Lancaster is a city located in Dallas County, Texas. ...

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Geography

Cedar Hill is located at 32°35′18″N, 96°56′50″W (32.588454, -96.947325)GR1. Adjacent cities are: Grand Prairie to the southwest, west, and northwest; Dallas to the north; Duncanville to the north and northeast; DeSoto to the northeast and east; Glenn Heights and Ovilla to the southeast; and Midlothian to the south. Most of the city of Cedar Hill is in Dallas County, but a small southern section of the city spills over into Ellis County. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County (USA), with a significant overlap into Tarrant County, and a minor overlap into Ellis County. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Duncanville is a city in Dallas County, Texas (USA). ... Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Mayor Michael Hurtt [1] Area    - City 21. ... Glenn Heights is a city located in Dallas County and Ellis County, Texas. ... Ovilla is a city in Dallas County and Ellis County, Texas (USA). ... Midlothian is a city in northwest Ellis County, Texas, United States. ... Ellis County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.3 km² (35.2 mi²). 91.0 km² (35.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Because of its elevation many local radio and TV stations have their antennas located there. It has the highest concentration of such antennae in the country. Doppler radar equipment for tracking tornadoes are also attached to these steel antennae that reach several thousand feet into the air and whose blinking lights appear like Christmas trees at night.

Antennae grouping in Cedar Hill
Antennae grouping in Cedar Hill

It is sometimes referred to as the "hill country of Dallas" (in comparison to the "hill country" surrounding Austin and San Antonio). The city is full of native, eastern red cedar evergreen trees and stands at an elevation of about 800 feet above sea level--the highest point in a straight line from the Red River at the Texas-Oklahoma border to the Gulf Coast. Image File history File links CedarHillAntennae. ... Image File history File links CedarHillAntennae. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Binomial name Juniperus virginiana L. The Eastern Juniper (Juniperus virginiana), is a widespread North American species of juniper, often also called Eastern Redcedar (though it is unrelated to the cedars). ... The Red River is one of several rivers with that name, and of two rivers with that name in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ...

Joe Pool Lake from the east shore

The "Austin chalk" limestone uplift on which most of Cedar Hill is spread is covered with "gumbo"-cleche-clay topsoil from a few inches to many feet. The western edge of the city, primarily the Lake Ridge neighborhood, falls below the limestone uplift on the Eagle Ford shale strata surrounding Joe Pool Lake. Home foundation problems--similar to those in Irving's Las Colinas neighborhood to the north and built on the same strata--await those who fail to take precautions in building on expansive soil lying over the Eagle Ford formation. As noted in the demographics below (and like some of the cities immediately surrounding it such as Duncanville and DeSoto), the city is significantly diverse compared to other cities around Dallas which tend to be predominantly of one ethnic origin or another. In the last few years, the city has been booming with new construction as urban sprawl spreads south of Dallas. Image File history File links JoePoolLake. ... Image File history File links JoePoolLake. ... -1... The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of clay. ... Joe Pool Lake is a freshwater impoundment located in the south part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (at 32°38 N, 97°00 W). ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Las Colinas is a developed area in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. ... Duncanville is a city in Dallas County, Texas (USA). ... Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Mayor Michael Hurtt [1] Area    - City 21. ...


Demographics

As of 2005, the city population is over 40,000.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 32,093 people, 10,748 households, and 8,738 families residing in the city. The population density was 352.5/km² (913.0/mi²). There were 11,075 housing units at an average density of 121.7/km² (315.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.67% White, 33.61% African American, 0.50% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.87% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.91% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Demographics in southwest Dallas County have changed substantially since the late 1990s. For decades, south Dallas areas like Oak Cliff were predominantly African American communities and African Americans were the largest minority group in the Dallas area. However, Hispanics became the largest minority for the first time in 2000. As large numbers of Hispanics have moved into poorer, south Dallas areas like Oak Cliff, more affluent African Americans have moved further south into cities like Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, Lancaster and to a lesser extent in county-border cities like Ovilla and Red Oak. While the White population has been relatively static, the African American population in Cedar Hill has risen dramatically. Even the demographics of Cedar Hill's most affluent neighborhood, Lake Ridge (a Master Planned Community), has changed in step with the city as a whole. As of 2003, African Americans outnumber Whites almost two to one in the Cedar Hill Independent School District. Downtown Dallas as seen from Lake Cliff. ... Ovilla is a city in Dallas County and Ellis County, Texas (USA). ... Red Oak is a city located in Ellis County, Texas. ... Development built according to a plan that includes commercial buildings, educational facilities, homes and community facilities. ...


As of 2000 There were 10,748 households out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.30. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $60,136, and the median income for a family was $63,416. Males had a median income of $41,360 versus $32,207 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,389. About 4.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Most of the city is served by the Cedar Hill Independent School District. Some of it is served by Duncanville Independent School District and the Midlothian Independent School District. Cedar Hill Independent School District is a public school district based in Cedar Hill, Texas (USA). ... Duncanville Independent School District is a school district based in Duncanville, Texas. ... Midlothian Independent School District is a public school district based in Midlothian, Texas. ...


The Cedar Hill ISD portion is served by Cedar Hill High School. The Duncanville ISD portion is served by Duncanville High School. The Midlothian ISD portion is served by Midlothian High School. Trinity Christian School (affiliated with a local Assemblies of God church) also serves the area. Duncanville High School is a secondary school located in Duncanville, Texas. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Northwood University serves as a 4 year post-secondary institution. The school is private and is nestled in the hills and woods on the east side of Joe Pool Lake.


On December 23, 2006 the 16-0 Cedar Hill High School Longhorn football team won its first state championship, defeating Cypress Falls (of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District) 51-17 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. William Cole was the star of the game, rushing for nearly 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. Cole earned the Offensive MVP honors, and linebacker Chris Francis brought home the Defensive MVP award. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cypress Falls, aka Cy-Falls for short, is a secondary school in an unincorporated area in Harris County, Texas. ... The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD, often referred to as Cy-Fair) is a large school district in northwest Harris County, Texas (USA). ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ...


Economic Development

Since the year 2000, the city of Cedar Hill has had a major economic boom in retail. It all started with the opening of The Plaza at Cedar Hill, in the fall of the year 2000. This 260,000 SF retail center included a variety of large and small stores including: Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, Pier One, Linens n Things, Macaroni Grill, Rockfish, Chili's, Hobby Lobby and Office Max. Cedar Hill can refer to: Cedar Hill, Missouri Cedar Hill, Tennessee Cedar Hill, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ... Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ... Brinker International, Incorporated (NYSE: EAT) is the parent company of Chilis, On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, Maggianios Little Italy, and Romanos Macaroni Grill. ... Rockfish may refer to one of the following fishes: Striped bass, a member of the Moronidae (common name: temperate bass) family A member of the Sebastidae family of venomous fish of the Scorpaeniformes order The New Zealand rockfish (Acanthoclinus littoreus) Sebastes (Alaskan rockfish) estimated to live up to 157 years... Chilis Grill & Bar is a chain of over 1,000 casual dining restaurants, most located in the United States. ... Hobby Lobby is a privately held retail chain of arts and crafts stores based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is formally called Hobby Lobby Creative Centers. ... OfficeMax (stock symbol: OMX), often erroneously spelt Office Max, is an office supplies retailer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shaker Heights, Ohio. ...


Later that year, The Cedar Hill Crossing was built. This large retail area, included anchors like Home Depot, Kohl's, Staples and Bennigan's. A few years later in the year 2003, Cedar Village was built. This 70-acre retail center is part of a master plan that includes linking a new city hall and historic Main Street district to innovative retail, residential, office and entertainment developments. The Village includes retail frontage along US Hwy 67, restaurants, office space and a stand-alone 100,000 SF JC Penney, and an Ultimate Electronics, which was later changed to a 24 Hour Fitness. The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is a department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ... Staples is the plural of staple. ... Bennigans Grill & Tavern, commonly known as Bennigans is an Irish pub-themed casual dining restaurant chain with locations throughout the United States. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... 24 Hour Fitness is the largest privately owned and operated fitness center chain. ...


A few months later, the Pleasant Run Towne Crossing was built. This retail area giant first opened in 2003 with 409,000 SF of retail including anchors like Super Target, Circuit City, Sports Authority, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Restaurants that have sprouted up on nearby pad sites are Joe's Crab Shack, Saltgrass Steakhouse and Panera Bread. A couple of years later, Cedar Hill Pointe was built. Cedar Hill Pointe, which opened in 2005, includes Best Buy, Rooms to Go Beds, Wolf Camera and other retail stores. TARGET (Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer System) is an interbank payment system for the real-time processing of cross-border transfers throughout the European Union. ... Circuit City (NYSE: CC) is a Fortune 200 company, and the third largest consumer electronics retailer in the United States with over $11 billion USD in sales[1], behind Best Buy and Wal-Mart. ... A location in Eden Prairie, MN Sports Authority is a full line sporting goods retailer. ... A typical Bed Bath and Beyond store Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. ... A Joes Crab Shack branch in San Diego, CA. The building was initially a rowing club and was later converted into the restaurant. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), is a chain of bakery café restaurants in the United States, specializing in serving specialty breads, sandwiches, soups, bakery items, and in select cafés, pizzas. ... Best Buy is sometimes called the big blue box because of the prominent design on Best Buy stores resembling a blue box. ... Beltsville, Maryland-based Ritz Camera Centers operates a chain of approximately 1,200 photography stores located in 48 states and the District of Columbia. ...


By this time, Cedar Hill was the main sight for retail, but there were still many developments being planned. The biggest development that was being planned was an upscale open-air shopping mall called Uptown Village. This 800,000 SF shopping center will include two anchoring department stores (Dillard's and Macy's), 75 additional stores, and six fine-dining resturants. Uptown Village is scheduled to open by Spring 2008. Cedar Hill can refer to: Cedar Hill, Missouri Cedar Hill, Tennessee Cedar Hill, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about a department store chain. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Handbook of Texas Online: (262 words)
Cedar Hill is on U.S. Highway 67 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, two miles north of the Ellis county line in the rolling hills of southwestern Dallas County.
In 1990 Cedar Hill had a population of 19,988, and in 2000 the city had 32,093 inhabitants and 786 business establishments.
Policy Agreement Produced in partnership with the University of Texas Libraries and the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Welcome to the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce - Online! (798 words)
Cedar Hill sits atop the highest point between the Red River and the Golf of Mexico which makes way for Cedar Hill’s trademark TV and radio towers that can be seen from miles around.
In the 1840’s Cedar Hill was appointed the Temporary County Seat of Dallas County until a somewhat controversial second election between the towns of Hords Ridge (Oak Cliff) and Dallas could be held to determine the permanent location of the County Seat.
Cedar Hill has grown from a small rural community of 6,850 in 1980 to a suburban city with a population of over 40,000 in 2005.
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